|courtesy of Davwingman|
Alfred went to work as farm labor reporting a 1939 income of $400 and his mother brought in $100 from an unknown source. The family was paying $12 a month rent for the home at 408 J Street in Porterville, California. Fortunately, Alfred's sister and her husband lived with them increasing the household income by $1200.
Alfred was drafted in March 1941. PFC Ransom was transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry on 5 Jul 1944. He was immediately transferred to C Company as the battalion cross-leveled to adjust for combat losses. He was wounded on 6 Jul 1944 and evacuated to hospital. Initially thought to be slightly wounded, PFC Ransom died of his wound(s) on 19 Jul 1944.
PFC Ransom was repatriated and re-interred in Home of Peace Cemetery in Porterville, California.